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Pay a visit to Rainham Hall
Pay a visit to Rainham Hall

Pay a visit to Rainham Hall

A small town on the edge of East London with few attractions boasts, somewhat incongruously, a nearly 300-year old mansion house.

Aug
20
2021
A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens
A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens

A day trip to – Dorneywood House and gardens

Gifted to the nation for the use by a government minister, just outside London can be found a modest mansion that's also open to the public, but only for a couple of weeks a year.

Jul
14
2021
Tickets Alert: National Trust properties for Easter
Tickets Alert: National Trust properties for Easter

Tickets Alert: National Trust properties for Easter

Visiting National Trust gardens currently needs booking in advance, and they're releasing Easter tickets tomorrow (Friday) for visits to the gardens while the houses are still closed.

Mar
25
2021
Tickets Alert: Snowdrop Sundays at Gatton Park
Tickets Alert: Snowdrop Sundays at Gatton Park

Tickets Alert: Snowdrop Sundays at Gatton Park

A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey - and in February, their rock garden is full of snowdrops.

Jan
14
2021
Tickets Alert: Christmas tickets to visit National Trust properties
Tickets Alert: Christmas tickets to visit National Trust properties

Tickets Alert: Christmas tickets to visit National Trust properties

With the lockdown ending, the National Trust has confirmed how bookings to visit properties over Christmas will work.

Dec
07
2020
Tickets Alert: Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse
Tickets Alert: Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Tickets Alert: Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

A few years ago, I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there’s a chance to do it again.

Feb
11
2020
Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House
Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

In a side street in posh Chelsea can be found a nice but otherwise ordinary house, but to step inside is to step into a Victorian time capsule.

Nov
07
2019
Help rechalk the Cern Abbas Giant
Help rechalk the Cern Abbas Giant

Help rechalk the Cern Abbas Giant

Once a decade, people are asked to help give the Cern Abbas Giant a bit of a clean and apply a fresh layer of chalk to it's giant... stature.

Aug
21
2019
Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument
Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument

Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK's first industrial canals -- Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.

May
01
2019
Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse
Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Last year I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there's a chance to do it again.

Apr
05
2019
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle

Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle

There's a part of England's green and pleasant land that's rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.

Jul
16
2018
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse

The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse

For thousands of years, people have come to Uffington to clean a prehistoric white horse carved into the landscape. And this weekend, the ancient tradition was performed once again.

Jul
08
2018
Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse
Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Fancy taking a hammer and smashing a prehistoric monument — and doing so with permission?

Mar
19
2018
A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse
A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse

A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse

Fancy taking a hammer and smashing a prehistoric monument -- and doing so with permission?

Jun
12
2017
Tickets Alert: Three foreign embassies offering free tours
Tickets Alert: Three foreign embassies offering free tours

Tickets Alert: Three foreign embassies offering free tours

Next month three grand Embassy buildings in London will be opening their doors for rare public tours.

Aug
18
2016
Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon
Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon

Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon

Jonathan Meades once described Croydon as London's filing cabinet, and later this month there will be a chance to take a look around the cupboards.

Jul
08
2016
A visit to Reigate – Part 2
A visit to Reigate – Part 2

A visit to Reigate – Part 2

If you were to find yourself in Reigate visiting some caves, what else is there to do in the area?

May
17
2016
Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture
Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture

Routemaster bus tours of London’s architecture

Fancy traveling in a vintage green routemaster bus conducting tours around London's architecture?

Feb
03
2016
Sounds of the sea come to tube stations
Sounds of the sea come to tube stations

Sounds of the sea come to tube stations

On Friday, a number of tube stations will wash with the sound of waves breaking on stony beaches and the cry of seagulls looking for discarded chips.

Jun
25
2015

Free Entry to London’s National Trust Properties

One weekend in March, the National Trust is opening up almost all of its buildings to the public free of charge. You need to download a voucher to gain free entry to the buildings, and that then gets you into

Feb
26
2010

Heritage Question Time

Various “bosses” of the UK’s heritage industry are to submit themselves to a Question Time type session in front of the public next month – but if you want to be one of the questioners, then you need to put

Sep
20
2009

Fenton House Apple Day

In Hampstead is a National Trust property with amongst many delights – a 300 year old apple orchard. Therefore it was fitting that today, the garden was hosting an Apple festival – with a dose of kiddies things and beekeeping.

Sep
28
2008